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Eagle Industries – Jungle Body Armor Vest in Grey

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

I spied this Grey variant of Eagle Industries’ Jungle Body Armor Vest at Enforce Tac earlier this month in Germany.

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It’s made from a laser cut, hydrophobic material and fits SAPi, ESAPI, SPEAR/BALCS and Swimmer Cut front and rear plates along with MBAV cut sift armor inserts as well as positive Bouyancy flotation inserts, all in sizes Small – XLarge.

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When you get up close to the Vest, the material looks like suede. At the front and rear are Velcro strips for attachment of ID. Inside, there are removable ventilation pads. The skeletal cummerbund is PALS compatible, both inside and out. The cummerbund retention flap is removable, incorporates mag pouches and is also PALs compatible at the front. Additionally, there are quick attachment points for chest rigs. At the shoulders are hydration/comms loops. At the rear, an integral drag handle.

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Below, you can see some of the family of pouches available for use with the JBAV.

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The JBAV is also offered in Black and Coyote.

www.eagleindustries.com

Eagle Industries AERO and AERO JTAC Available Through Tactical Advantage

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Ever since I wrote the story about the Eagle Industries AERO Armor Vest, people have been asking me how to get ahold of it. I was recently contacted by Tactical Advantage who told me that they have them in stock in Black and MultiCam.

AERO Basic

Features:
• Fully Releasable or Non Releasable configuration based on user preference.
• Fully MOLLE/PALS compatible
• Fits SPEAR/BALCS SAPI and ESAPI Front/Rear plates (sizes S-XL)
• Fits MBAV or Plate shaped soft armor inserts (sizes S-XL)
• PTT attachment points on upper left/right
• Velcro loop on upper Front and Back area for ID/flag patches.
• Shoulder stow Pull cable.
• Removable kangaroo-style cummerbund retention flap secures the cummerbund in place and provides low-profile magazine storage (for up to three M4 magazines)
• Hydration and communication retention loops
• Reinforced drag handle
• ¾” MOLLE Assaulters Money Belt Cummerbund with integrated Radio and magazine slots.
• Cummerbund adjusts in the rear to account for various sizes, additional equipment, and environmental clothing profiles
• Cummerbund routing channel provides the ability to quickly adjust sizing or switch between the Assault MOLLE cummerbund, 2” Elastic Cummerbund, or 4” Elastic Cummerbund (sold separately)
• Padded shoulder pads with detachable retention loops
• Upper and Lower pack attachment connection points for attaching Eagle Modular Assault Packs
• Accepts 6”x6”, 6”x8” & 7”x8” side plates (plate pockets sold separately)
• Accepts Eagle Deltoid/Shoulder Plate pockets (armor carriers sold separately)
• Accepts SPEAR/BALCS ballistic groin protector (armor carrier sold separately)

JTAC AERO

Features:
• Fully Releasable or Non Releasable configuration based on user preference utilizing the shoulder stow release cable.
• Fully MOLLE/PALS compatible using ¾” MOLLE webbing
• Fits SPEAR/BALCS, SAPI and ESAPI Front/Rear plates (sizes S-XL)
• Fits MBAV or Plate shaped soft armor inserts (sizes S-XL)
• PTT attachment points on upper left/right along with Hydration and communication retention loops
• Removable kangaroo-style cummerbund retention flap secures the cummerbund in place and provides low-profile magazine storage (for up to three M4 magazines)
• Padded shoulder pads with detachable retention loops
• Velcro loop on upper Front and Back area for ID/flag patches.
• Upper and Lower pack connection points for attaching Eagle Modular Assault Packs
• ¾” MOLLE Assaulters Money Belt Cummerbund with integrated Radio and magazine slots.
• Cummerbund routing channel provides the ability to quickly adjust sizing or switch between the Assault MOLLE, JTAC, 2” or 4” Elastic Cummerbunds (Optional cummerbunds sold separately)
• Accepts 6”x6”, 6”x8” & 7”x8” side plates (sold separately)
• Accepts Eagle Deltoid/Shoulder Plate pockets (sold separately)
• Accepts SPEAR/BALCS ballistic groin protector (sold separately)

Who Remembers The Eagle Industries Chest Pouch SF30 AK

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

The SF30AK from Eagle Industries was the second chest rig I owned. While stationed in Germany I had purchased a Arktis 42 Pattern Chest Rig. It was very lightweight and served me well but I was always checking out new kit.

Later, while stationed at Ft Bragg, I purchased the SF30AK chest rig, via mail order from Eagle Industries. I chose the OD version because that’s what gear was made from at the time and wouldn’t stick out quite as much as another color. I used it a bit during training but its only operational use was for a time during Operation Restore Democracy in Haiti. When we first went in, we wore RBA, making it a good choice to wear over the armor vest, but later in the deployment, I just wore a JS Industries Predator Vest with a Camelbak in the back slot or an issue ETLBV. Vests you could just slip on while outside the compound, were easier to don and doff than a chest rig.

Mine is long gone, but even years later, I still like the design for its innovation and carrying capacity. The pockets would accept up to 12 magazines and the GP pockets would take canteens or other gear. What’s more the ammo pouches featured Eagle’s silent closure which required a downward pull on the webbing tab to release or attach the flap.

At the rear, there were two male portions of 1″ side release buckles which would allow the attachment of the assault pack from the field pack, large internal frame. However, most everyone cut them off because they would dig in if you wore a pack. The Vest in the photos is later production and has Coyote buckles. Back in the day, they were Black.

Features:
-Four magazine pouches that carry three M4/ M16 or two AK47 magazines each.
-Two large side utility pouches with slotted webbing for “ALICE” clips to hang extra gear.
-Two extra pockets behind the utility pouches.
-One full length inside pocket.
-The back of CP-SF-30AK is padded and uses CoolMax mesh for ventilation and comfort.
-Drop loops will attach to the Eagle Duty Belt or military web belt.
-All closures and fasteners use Mil. Spec. hardware.
-Made in the USA

Unfortunately, they are no longer available.

Did anyone else use this chest rig?

Rampart Range Day – Eagle Industries

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Eagle Industries displayed some interesting new kit.

MBAV 2.0

The MBAV 2.0 features an oral inflation bladder for maritime ops and beaded handle breakaway strap for rapid egress.

MBAV 2.0 in Grey 35 oz. Hypalon and pouch suite in 18 oz.

JBAV 2.0

This the Jungle Body Armor Vest. Below, you can see it in Grey.

www.eagleindustries.com

2016 Rampart Range Day & Expo

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

For the 6th consecutive year Rampart hosted Canada’s largest combined live fire demo and expo with 40 vendors and and over 400 registered attendees.

Post SHOT Show Wrapup – Eagle Industries

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Eagle Industries had an impressive showing of packs and load carrying gear at this year’s SHOT Show, including their entry to SOCOM’s Jungle Ruck program and a new line of Hypalon pouches.

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Maritime Load Carrying Pouch Suite

At their booth, Eagle had their upcoming Maritime Load Carrying Pouch Suite on display. The various pouches are made of 520 4-way stretch material and Hypalon. Pouches, such as horizontal and vertical 9x3x5 Utility Pouches, radio pouches, a low-profile admin pouch, and magazine pouches were shown.

Taking a look at the mag and radio pouches, you’ll notice they have elastic retention and quick-detach buckles, as well as a roll top around the pouch opening; this later feature is intended to provide easier insertion of magazines.

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Turtle Assault Pack

The Turtle is a low-profile assault pack, constructed of 500D Cordura nylon. It features an expanding main compartment which will accommodate a hydration bladder, ballistic helmet, or similar sized items. Two expanding external pockets accommodate up to 1 L Nalgene bottles. Additionally, the Turtle can be worn alone, or connected to other Eagle carriers using adapter systems.

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Modular Assault Pack

The Modular Assault Pack is constructed of 500D Cordura nylon. The main compartment features an internal zipper and mesh hydration pocket. The included beavertail features a utility pocket, for accommodating a ballistic helmet w/ NVDs or other items needing quick access. Two external side pockets provide additional storage, and the pack has three hydration tube/antenna ports at top left, center, and right sides. The Modular Assault Pack also comes with a fully adjustable and removable MOLLE War Belt, and can be worn standalone or attached to other Eagle carriers using adapter systems.

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Jungle Ruck

This was Eagle’s entry into SOCOM’s Jungle Ruck Sack program, with 2600 cu in. of storage, yet weighing only ~4 lbs (3.98 lbs) unloaded. It features a removable top, and a clam shell rear opening, which allows entry into the main compartment.

The Jungle Ruck comes with a removable Beaver Tail, as well as a radio cradle, comms porting, and Hypalon routing on the shoulder straps. The hydration compartment is accessible through the main compartment or the side of the pack, which also provides direct access to the pack frame. Additional features include a padded reinforced hip belt, padded spacer mesh on the back and shoulder straps, and side compression straps.

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Assault Pack V2

The Assault Pack V2 features a 3200 cu in. capacity, with a removable 600 cu in. top lid. The main compartment features internal mesh pockets, as well as hydration and radio pockets, with comms and hydration passthrough.

The Assault Pack comes with side stowage sleeves, as well as Nalgene bottle pockets. Additionally, the frame suspension system on the Assault Pack V2 is fully adjustable.

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Operator Gun Belt, Version 2

The Operator Gun Belt now features a COBRA buckle, rated at 2000 lb tensile strength. The belt itself is constructed of 1.75″ webbing, with a polyethylene stiffener for durability, and is duty back compatible with 1.5″ loop throughout the inside of the belt.

www.eagleindustries.com

SHOT Show – Eagle Industries

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

 

It was cool to see the the Eagle Industries Ultra Low Visibility Comcealed Body Armor Carrier at SHOT Show. It accepts both soft and hard armor and consists of front and back panels as well as adjustable cummerbund with two side plate carriers. Offered in Black, Grey ans Coyote in sizes XS – XL.

www.eagleindustries.com

Gear History – The Becker Patrol Pack

Monday, October 20th, 2014

In this video, knife designer Ethan Becker describes another piece of kit he came up with, the Backer Patrol Pack.

Back in the day, the Becker Patrol Pack was the pack to have for short duration missions. Designed originally to be compatible with ALICE Slide Fasteners, it features strips of webbing to attach pouches. Additionally, there are six fixed external pouches closed via 1″ SR buckles.

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The design also incorporates Coolmax padding in the back and shoulders for comfort in hot weather. You’ve got to remember, folks weren’t wearing armor all of the time. The shoulder straps also feature suede patches to offer purchase when shouldering a weapon. Like the ALICE pack, the top flap incorporates an internal pocket for maps or other items. Finally, the waist belt is removable and can be worn as a stand alone war belt.

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Eventually, Eagle Industries would introduce a Large version of the BPP (above) with increased volume up around the Large ALICE as well as a MOLLE variant (below) that replaces the outer, fixed pockets and ALICE webbing with PALS.

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